As a leading figure in the blogging community*, I often receive emails from people anxious for my words of wisdom**.
“Ramon”, they say “how can we lead a good life? How do I get girls to like me? What’s the secret to the perfect roast chicken?”
To which I reply – vote Labor, good luck with that and good quality stuffing***.
I prefer to make my own stuffing and in the interest of boosting meat consumption I offer this recipe which will make even the toughest bird a feast for mind and stomach.
You will need;
One cup of chopped parsley,
Two cups of breadcrumbs,
A teaspoon of mixed herbs (I like to use sage and thyme)
Salt and pepper,
30 grams of melted butter,
One beaten egg,
One chopped onion and
One bottle of Coopers Sparking Ale.
Mix everything except the Coopers in a bowl and spoon it into the chicken (it helps if the chicken is dead). This will make enough stuffing for several chickens, so I like to put the remainder into a clean plastic bag and pop it into the freezer, where it will keep quite nicely.
Pour the Coopers into a glass and drink.
Some people like to put additional salt, pepper, butter and thyme onto the chook before popping it into a moderate to hot oven.
Part cook the potatoes before putting them into the roasting pan with the chicken and cover with a good quality olive oil.
There you have it. Roast chicken and potatoes, done to a turn..
* This is a lie.
** This is also a lie.
*** Some people might say this is also the answer to question two but I have no time for that sort of smut. Good day, sir.
Shit, I forgot. You also need to add the grated zest of one lemon.
The lemon is important.
It adds an extra level of yumminess.